I had been using the new UI theme for SW2016 but if you want to use SW2016, SP4.0 is much better than it's predecessor.
Please forgive me if I'm wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that I was reading just very recently that as far as SP4 and the classic look goes there are issues now with the classic look icons that were not present in SP3. Here's one example of a post about it, read it for yourself here...... Anyone installed 2016 SP4?.
You can also use the search magnifying glass (top right of screen) and type 'SP4' to find more posts to see what people have to say.
Dennis Dohogne wrote:
I have been staying on SWX2015 because I saw early on a problem with the UI icon mess at the 2016 rollout presentations. There are plenty of things in 2016 I'd like to use, but before I made that leap I read the discussions on this forum. They confirmed my objection to the UI (it wasn't just me that hated it) and the pro's of 2016 were not enough to outweigh the con's of this UI mess. Now it appears (pardon the pun) that the UI issue, though not fully resolved, is at least mostly back to an acceptable classic look.
So my question is posed to those of you that have used or are using SP4.0; do you have any regrets?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
I downloaded and installed sp 4 the first day it was available, and had been using sp 4EV for a while before that. No regrets and no problems. I'm not sure what issues Dave is referring to.
It's just UI issue which some do/don't like (I don't like dark background but my next door neighbor ME loves it) and it's not about the feature's functionality
I've started using SW2016 from early sp and had no problem at all
Started with sp3 the UI was not that bad , but the Cursor in sketch mode I could not stand. Now with sp4 all is good so far.
After the first day on SP 4 after SP 3 I can say I haven't had any issues with the UI. I will say I am extremely grateful they got rid of the autoselect on midpoint for line elements though. That was a PITA.
So, I've been using SWX2016 SP4.0 for about two weeks now without any real problems. I'm glad I waited for the revised/reverted "Classic" icons as it is MUCH preferred by everyone here. In general it is "so far, so good" and we like a lot of the new features as we start to learn to use them.
I marked Deepak Gupta's answer correct because he was the first and backed it up with his direct use.
I did have a rash of multiple crashes today, all from doing the same (normal) thing. I was trying to Insert Component and drag one into my assembly from the list box showing the open files. Three crashes, some losing some work because it wasn't supposed to crash at that point. (It's not really supposed to crash at any point, but that would be UtopianWorks.) I ran SWX Rx each time and even checked Task Manager to make sure there wasn't a phantom case of SWX running, as has happened before. I can't blame this on SWX2016 or even SP4.0 as I've seen goofy crashes like this before.
If you are linking Global Variables in assemblies - better to stay with SW 2014. This issue is still open.
If not, you have a good chance to survive....
Vladimir Urazhdin No global variables, in fact it is a simple assembly with only about 12 parts. Nothing wonky or stressful.
I think SWX just needed to get the congestion out of its head as all seems to be behaving for now.